Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.
Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.
In Research, Development & Quality (RD&Q), your skills can be the special ingredient that brings our brands to life. As part of a fantastic team of scientists, engineers and nutritionists, you'll work tirelessly on product design or development, process development, quality, nutrition, sensory and food safety aspects to ensure we deliver a consistent, delightful consumer experience. RD&Q is where you'll turn great ideas into brilliant brands.
The Global Gum & Candy Productivity Associate Scientist II will support Gum & Candy Productivity initiatives by participating in development activities required to evaluate productivity opportunities from concept through bench top, pilot plant, and production startup. Experience in food ingredient functionality, formulation, and commercialization is required. The candidate will take an active role in supporting work required to evaluate and develop solutions that deliver productivity savings with technical excellence.
The individual should be capable of working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, applying technical expertise to solve complex problems, and developing and sharing best practices with the global technical community. They should be capable of identifying and utilizing necessary resources to achieve timely delivery of project objectives, planning and executing work plans with some supervision. Personal drive, organization, problem solving skills, and excellent communication skills will be keys to success in this role.
Develop gum & candy formulations by defining and executing experiments based on project objectives with some supervision. This includes experimental design and execution of bench top, pilot plant and plant trials at required facilities. Individual will be responsible for planning out testing procedures, ordering materials, and ensuring equipment is available to complete work in anticipation of needs in order to provide the required data and results for project. Travel is required for project work (20%).
Coordinate formal and informal sensory and analytical testing as necessary per project with cross functional partners. Design and conduct stability studies to ensure global product readiness. Anticipate potential problems and determine next steps in order to address technical issues across regional markets.
Synthesize technical information by collecting data, preparing reports, revising results, and drawing conclusions that will be utilized by cross functional teams to decide proper steps for implementation. Data should be recorded via Mondelez specifications and documentation systems.
With some supervision, take ownership of smaller projects or work tracks that support wider programs to drive productivity initiatives forward.
Develop strong cross functional relationships within RDQ groups in order to create a strong technical network in order to understand technical challenges with gum and ingredient interactions. Awareness of projects/ technical tools to help expedite information transfer across regional teams.
Participate in team meetings and provide timely and thorough updates. Confirm all work is in compliance with Mondelez standards, including safety, specifications, and documentation.
Internal and external contacts:
Daily communication and interaction with multiple colleagues Global and Regional Gum & Candy Productivity teams.
Interaction with other Mondelez Gum & Candy RDQ colleagues as needed to complete job requirements. Other departments and functions include: Gum / Candy Development Platform, Front End Technology, Processing, Analytical, Consumer Science, Pilot Plant, and Mondelez approved vendors for technical support.
Primary interaction with RDQ colleagues with some interaction with Procurement, Manufacturing, Commercial, and other functions as needed.
Some interaction with external contacts such as ingredient and equipment vendors as needed to complete job requirements.
Bachelor degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering with 2 or more years of working experience in product development or related R&D field or Master's degree in Food Science with intern experience in product development or related R&D field.
Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources to solve problems. Demonstrated strong ability in executing experiments. Working knowledge of chemistry and an ability to leverage it to resolve technical issues.
Ability to be self-directed, forward thinking, and make decisions that drive projects.
Excellent oral and written skills. Ability to communicate to all levels within the organization and to build effective relationships with team.
Strong project planning and management skills. Organized and able to communicate work status at any point throughout the project.
Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.
Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.